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  1. Giddens Structuration And The Juggernaut

  2. Structuration • Rework Structure and Agency(relationship is dialectic) • People produce and reproduce the structures in which they exist • Constraining and/or enabling • Begins with social practices

  3. Social Practices ARE NOT • Mentally created (are part of action) • Created by structural conditions ARE • People’s expressions • Historical, processual and dynamic

  4. Action and Motivation Free action from intention • Intention, Reason, Motive misleading • Production of society brought about by active constituting skills

  5. Double Hermeneutic • Actors/agents reflect upon/interpret (use language to account for) • Social researchers reflect upon/interpret (use language to account for) • Relationship between what lay people and what social scientists do

  6. Motivation and Action Discursive consciousness – ability to describe our actions in words Practical consciousness - actions that actors take for granted, without being able to express in words what they are doing (see p. 234)

  7. Unacknowledged Reflexive monitoring Unintended Conditions of action of action consequences Rationalisation of action of action Motivation of action Agency and Intent • For Giddens, these are separate (figure 17.1 on p. 233)

  8. Structure, System Structure – rules and resources System – reproduced social practices, or relations between actors or collectivities.

  9. Back to Structuration • Conditions governing the continuity or transformation of structures, and therefore the reproduction of systems • InvolvesInterplay of meanings, norms and power

  10. Agents’ knowledge • Actors enmeshed in their structural setting • They have important knowledge about their activity even if not fully conscious • Oppressed have more conscious knowledge about social forms that oppress them

  11. The Juggernaut Metaphor for society • Massive force • Barely controllable • Constraining, risky, but also enabling • Effects of social practice have wide reaching consequences • Creates risk and uncertainty

  12. How do we deal with risk • Must develop trust in people who control (parents, authority figures, systems and institutions) • Learn trust through socialization

  13. Risk is still ever present Juggernaut is uncontrollable because of • Design problems • Operator errors • Unintended consequences of intentional modification • Unintended consequences of new knowledge

  14. Juggernaut Modernity as • Impersonal Interdependence • Estrangement and familiarity • Personal trust and impersonal ties • Abstract systems and day-to-day knowledge • Pragmatic acceptance and activism